Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) brought together political leaders, corporate executives, academics and entrepreneurs from Colorado and across the country to examine the issues driving healthcare and life science innovation during Friday’s Colorado Life Science Innovation Forum.
The forum, held Friday, August 26th at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver, included keynote addresses by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette and Mike Genau, President of Medtronic Americas. Governor John Hickenlooper also addressed the forum.
Carm Huntress, CEO of RxREVU, said:
“I have traveled and seen more than 100 health systems in the country. It’s unique what’s happening here in Colorado.”
April Giles, President and CEO of CBSA, said:
“CBSA is honored to bring together such high-caliber speakers, leaders and thinkers to accelerate opportunities for the state’s life science sector, feature Colorado’s leadership on national industry conversations and support robust discussions on healthcare trends.”
Venture Capital Showcase:
The forum promoted early-stage companies with a venture showcase, with three emerging companies, selected through a rigorous application process, pitching their innovative technologies to a panel of investors, gaining exposure in the sector and access to critical funding. The judges awarded a $7,500 cash prize to SiVEC Biotechnologies as the Venture Showcase winner. The company develops antiviral products delivered via aerosol to prevent the avian flu in poultry.
About the Colorado BioScience Association
Colorado BioScience Association champions life science. We serve as the hub of Colorado’s thriving bioscience sector by connecting innovators to funding, infrastructure, research and talent. From promising young companies to established corporations and institutions, we provide opportunities for networking, education and professional development. We grow the bioscience workforce and lead business expansion policies to advance the industry in our state. CBSA represents more than 350 member organizations, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, ag bio and mobile digital health companies, research and academic institutions and service providers. Learn more about us at http://www.cobioscience.com.
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Last updated on: 31/08/2016
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